Biological Control of Fruit Flies
Jacques Du Toit talks about a very successful trial he had done with a biological product to control fruit flies and he is now extending this across a larger part of our crop in an effort to reduce the use of insecticide.
The AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction. Fine wine, great food, celebrity & all for charity.
The grand lunch-time 2015 Auction event at Boschendal Estate took place on Saturday 14th February 2015 and raised an incredible 10.485 million Rand for education. Well done everyone!
Agriculture and a simple farm lifestyle is at the heart of Boschendal. One of the oldest farms in South Africa, founded 1685, the farm has grown with the passing centuries into a cherished source of wholesome produce, great wines and happy memories.
Given our exceptional winemaking heritage of almost 300 years, the Boschendal cellar masters meticulously balance rustic tradition and modern innovation to produce classic, fruity wines while upholding the ecological integrity that has become synonymous with our brand.
The Cape Dutch farms were historically renowned for their warm welcome and generous hospitality. What crowned this welcome was the Cape table, laden with wholesome dishes made from ingredients from the farm’s werf and fields.
Guest accommodation is a recent addition to the farm with luxury accommodation ranging from the historical Herbert Baker designed Rhodes Cottage to beautifully restored farm labourer cottages. With emphasis on stylish simplicity the guest cottages are authentic, rural yet contemporary in character.
Boschendal provides an idyllic natural setting for large and small functions. The Boschendal Manor House, Rhone Homestead, The Olive Press, the Werf Restaurant and the beautiful gardens are available to host an array of celebrations or events in a relaxed and tranquil environment.
Guests are invited to enjoy all this magnificent farm has to offer: an award winning wine and bio-friendly food experience; a rich heritage; a spectacular natural and soulful landscape; fun, informative and engaging activities whilst also taking the opportunity for some down time in tranquil surroundings.
Without adequate control fruit flies can ruin an entire fruit crop in a week.
Noisy, smelly, fly magnets, prone to parasites and the ever present fear of waking up to a horror movie massacre scene should...